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MOKHTARI AMIRMAJDI N, SHARIFI M. HEARING IMPAIRMENT CAUSED BY WAR. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1990; 4 (3) :161-163
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1539-en.html

From the Ghaem Medical Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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120 cases of Iranian soldiers complaining of hearing loss, were studied over a period of three years at the Ghaem Medical Center in Mashad,Iran. There was adequate information in III cases that their engagement in different types of explosions had caused their hearing impairment. The following aspects were evaluated: 1- Categorization of their hearing impairment. 2- The otoscopic findings. 3- The severity of the hearing impairment, the side of involvement and their relation to the type of explosion. This study while implying that war seems to be a major factor in causing hearing impairment, intends to clarify some of the cause and effect relations also. The hearing impairment caused by war can be of different types and severity and will be a real handicap. The abrupt loud impact noise and blast wave exposure are considered to be causes of hearing impairment. In ourseriesof III cases the different types of sensorineural hearing loss are more common than simple ruptured ear-drums.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Microbiology and Anatomy